Efficient unicast-based multicast tree construction and maintenancefor multimedia transmission

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U.S. Patent 7,596,595

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A multi-endpoint communication system comprising communication nodes linked in a tree structure by unicast connections includes a server to receive a request from a new communication node to join the tree structure. The system further includes a node selector to identify one of the plurality of communication nodes that is likely to be in a same local area network as the new communication node. In addition, the system includes a node linker to connect the new communication node to the identified communication node within the tree structure.

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